Since opening her beauty boutique and day spa in the fittingly chic locale of Boca Park Fashion Village, Yvonne Rodriguez has overseen Mixt Cosmetics’ transformation into a one-stop beauty shop with services that include facials, waxing, and eyelash extensions. The spa’s staff works tirelessly to bolster beauty and confidence with glamour-enhancing cosmetic services that stay true to Yvonne’s original mission statement, “We specialize in sexy.”
In pursuit of this singular goal, makeup artists spruce up complexions with Eye Candy and Smashbox cosmetics, and a full-service lash bar extends eye fringe with sets of lashes made of mink and silk. On the other side of the salon, hair stylists tame bouncy curls and charm snake-infested scalps while licensed aestheticians strip away dirt and excess body hair with facials and gentle waxing treatments. The spa’s friendly, funky environment lends itself to quality girl time; laughter and lively chatter blend seamlessly with the salon’s regular soundtrack of clips and contented sighs.
Recently named Las Vegas Review-Journal's 2013 pick for best beauty salon, Pico Madama Beauty & Hair Health Salon emphasizes the importance of healthy, beautiful hair. The experienced hair consultants and stylists don?t settle with a big-picture view of beauty. Using a BeautyScope digital microscope that magnifies the scalp and strands of hair up to 200 times, they diagnose damaged locks, propose styling or treatment plans, and ensure microscopic civilizations aren?t bulldozing their hair forests. From there, stylists may implement hair-health plans including scalp facials with exfoliation that uses botanical products, special brushes, and three massage techniques. They also zoom out from their close-up views to redefine looks with cuts and styles, single- or double-process color treatments. The upscale, Summerlin salon sets clients at ease with a modern design, complimentary coffee, tea, or water, and glass shelves full of exclusive PHYTO hair health products.
The interior of Blo Salon mirrors the work of its stylists: crisp, modern, and meticulously arranged. With every piece of decor painted a striking white, the stations seem to welcome color and experimentation as a contrast to their minimalist chic. The staffers are happy to deliver—they apply highlights as well as all-over hues with L'Oréal products such as INOA, an ammonia-free permanent color that doesn't irritate sensitive scalps, unlike color that has to be scribbled in with sharp Crayola pencils. The service menu also includes extensions, blowouts, and Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola in addition to careful cuts. As members of a multicultural salon, junior and senior artists alike eagerly fashion new ’dos for all hair types and are experienced in working with African-American hair.
At Advanced Aesthetics Salon, guests find a med spa, a salon, and a boutique in one convenient location. There, a team of board-certified plastic surgeons and registered nurses oversee cosmetic injections and wield lasers to evict unwanted hairs or no-longer loved tattoos. Chemical peels are also administered under the umbrella of the med spa, resurfacing the skin with ingredients such as salicylic or lactic acids. Meanwhile, the salon sees to the tending of hair and nails, as skilled hands create formal ‘dos, craft new styles, and help correct the results of this year’s let-your-child-be-your-stylist day. After enjoying a facial or relaxing mani-pedi, guests can peruse a selection of clothing, accessories, and gifts to add a finishing touch to their new look, or stock up on brand-name hair and skincare products by brands such as Pureology, Obagi, and Skinceuticals to help maintain salon and spa-like results at home.
What started as a five-chair salon in 1993 has become an award-winning business with 20 styling stations, and eight color stations. Helmed by owners Lisa Shriver-Brooks and Steven Brooks, Diva Studio’s stylists have developed a reputation for outstanding hair services, which has earned them the honor of styling strands for major events such as the 2005 Billboard Music Awards and VH1’s Divas 2004. High ceilings and an open floor plan characterize the industrial-chic space, which is illuminated by hanging studio lighting and decorated with stainless-steel fixtures made from former Brave Little Toasters. While standing on the polished cement floors, stylists wash clients’ hair before transforming their look with high-end products and services from blowouts to updos.
Named the staff pick for the Best Spa in Las Vegas 2009 and 2012 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ritual Salon and Spa leads bodies on a tour of relaxation surrounded by glamorous ?70s-style decor. At the Green Valley location, vermilion walls and miniature Buddha statues glow under retro textured lamps, and the Summerlin location melds soothing green and earth tones with rich brocade and upholstery. If the spas feel like lounges, it's no mistake: the staffers regularly host a Wednesday girls' night out stocked with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and mini spa treatments. At each location, customized facials pamper visages with ?minence Organics products, and massages attack stress with Swedish strokes enhanced by the warmth of heated stones and the soothing melodies of Viking battle hymns.